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Public Sociology As Educational Practice: Challenges, Dialogues and Counter-Publics

Eurig Scandrett


Through pedagogical case studies and dialogues, this book sheds new light on concepts and boundaries in public sociology education. With sections on publics, special knowledges and practices in the field, the book offers bold thinking on important questions including the purposes and targets of sociological knowledge. The book begins with a focus on public sociology that demonstrates affinities with radical education practice and debates in the dialogue between public sociology and radical education at the edges of academia. It refers to a methodology which facilitates the critical dialogue be ... More

Keywords: public sociology education, sociological knowledge, pedagogical case studies, publics, special knowledges, radical education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529201406
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529201406.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eurig Scandrett, editor
Queen Margaret University

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Section I Publics

Case I.1: Mad People’s History and Identity: A Mad Studies Critical Pedagogy Project

Elaine Ballantyne, Kirsten Maclean, Shirley-anne Collie, Liz Deeming and Esther Fraser

Dialogue I: Subaltern Counterpublics

Eurig Scandrett and Paul Gilfillan

Section II Knowledges

Case II.5: English Last: Displaced Publics and Communicating Multilingually as Social Act and Art

Alison Phipps, Tawona Sitholé, Naa Densua Tordzro and Gameli Tordzro

Dialogue II: ‘Really Useful’ Public Sociology Knowledge

Eurig Scandrett, Marion Ellison and C. Laura Lovin

Section III Practices

Case III.3: Experts by Experience: Art, Identity and the Sociological Imagination

John R. Docherty-Hughes, Elaine Addington, David Bradley, Linda Brookhouse, Jenny Bunting, Lorna Cosh, John Dane, Robert Lindsay and Christine Raffaelli

Dialogue III: Public Sociology Practices, Privatising Universities

Eurig Scandrett, Jim Crowther, Sharon Hutchings, Karl Johnson, Mae Shaw and Lena Wånggren


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